I think I paid around $30 during early registration to race the Infirmary Health Duathlon in Mobile, AL. I had never before done this race, let alone a duathlon, and to be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect.
I was pleasantly surprised that this was one of “those” races. By that I mean a race that knows what counts. How to check ALL the important boxes while not making things overly complicated...
Good venue, check.
Well-organized logistics, check.
Plenty of parking and restrooms, check.
Informed volunteers, police, event staff, check.
Well-marked and safe course, check.
After party and awards, check.
And, you get the picture....
I was amazed at the VALUE of the race. The arriving, racing, and after party went seamless while giving my wife and son easy access for spectating and food choices after. I can truly say I am glad we added this race to our team schedule and, sometimes when you don’t expect much... life gives you lemonade!
Many thanks to all those who very likely poured countless amounts of energy, finance, attention to detail, and time into this event. The support of the Infirmary staff and the local community are top notch. The members of Chain Tri Team appreciate all that went into presenting this safe, competitive, and fun event!
And, as always, the continued support of team sponsors make this all possible - Pro Cycle of Fairhope, The Orthopaedic Group, and Heart O' Dixie Triathlon - check them all out when you get a chance!